Veterans, others for the cause

With a torched hillside in the distance, members of a team of 25 volunteers and only two paid staff representing “Team Rubicon USA” are on site in Forbes Park east of Fort Garland as the lead disaster response team responding to the aftermath of the Spring Fire which destroyed more than 140 homes in Costilla County alone. The crew of primarily volunteer veterans were summoned to the scene on July 7th and will continue cleanup through July 22, according to Mark Ambrose, Rubicon’s operations section supervisor on scene. For complete details and more photos, see Saturday’s Valley Courier.

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